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Nielsen Ratings Saturday, July 12: Fox Prime-time Crime

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July 13th, 2008

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC
Total Viewers (million) 4.24 4.15 3.44 3.44
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.5/6 0.9/3 0.9/4 0.8/3

On a very lightly watched broadcast prime-time Saturday, all it took from Fox's crime duo of COPS and America's Most Wanted was an average of 4.24 million viewers and a 1.5 rating / 6 share for adults 18-49 to take the win for the night when folks obviously had better things to do.

Half hourly results:

8:00 p.m.

ABC - Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement (R)
Viewers: 3.54 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Greatest American Dog (R)
Viewers: 2.60 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – My Name is Earl (R)
Viewers: 1.96 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

Fox – COPS (R)
Viewers: 3.82 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 6 (#1)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC - Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement (R)
Viewers: 3.81 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Greatest American Dog (R)
Viewers: 2.59 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

NBC – My Name is Earl (R)
Viewers: 2.24 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

Fox – COPS (R)
Viewers: 4.40 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement (R)
Viewers: 4.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 3.72 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ (#3)

NBC – Law & Order (R)
Viewers: 3.17 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – America’s Most Wanted 
Viewers: 4.21 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement (R)
Viewers: 4.74 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 4.36 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order (R)
Viewers: 3.80 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – America’s Most Wanted 
Viewers: 4.21 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Eli Stone (R)
Viewers: 2.21 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 5.42 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)
Viewers: 4.46 million (#2), 18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Eli Stone (R)
Viewers: 2.15 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 6.22 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)
Viewers: 5.00 million (#2), 18-49: 1.1/ 4 (2)

Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Source Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

Definitions:

Overnights: Local metered-market ratings service of Nielsen Station Index (NSI) in which household ratings and shares are provided to clients the morning following the day or evening of telecast.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast.

For more information see Numbers 101.

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